Songwriter and recording artist Ronnie Bowman wrote 2016’s Academy of Country Music Song of the Year, “Nobody to Blame,” recorded by Chris Stapleton, as well as “It’s Getting Better All the Time” (Brooks & Dunn), “Never Wanted Nothing More” (Kenny Chesney), and songs recorded by the Grascals, Cody Johnson, Irene Kelley, Jake Owen, Ralph Stanley, Sam Williams, and Lee Ann Womack. From 1990 to 2001, Bowman served as vocalist and bass player for the bluegrass group Lonesome River Band, during which time their album Carrying the Tradition (1991) was named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Album of the Year. Bowman has also won multiple IBMA awards for his solo music, including Song of the Year honors for “Cold Virginia Night” and “Three Rusty Nails” and three Male Vocalist of the Year awards. Ford Theater.
Offered in support of the exhibition Chris Stapleton: Since 1978, presented by Ram Trucks, an exhibition that explores the award-winning artist’s musical journey—from his Kentucky roots and success as a Nashville songwriter to his rise to stardom as one of country music’s most powerful and unique voices.
When purchasing admission:
- Select the date of this program,
- Select a gallery entry time of 10:30 a.m. or earlier or 1:15 p.m. or later,
- Select your Experience, and
- Select the Songwriter Session as an add-on.